On this day in 1925, speculative fiction author Harry Harrison was born in Stamford, Conn. He was best known for his Stainless Steel Rat series and the novel Make Room! Make Room!, which became the inspiration for the cult classic movie Soylent Green. He was an advocate of Esperanto, which he learned out of boredom while he served in the United States military during World War II.
March 12, 2021